T. Jefferson Parker
T. Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles and has lived all his life in Southern California. He took a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976 and was honoured as a distinguished alumnus in 1992. He wrote his first novel, Laguna Heat, while working as a journalist covering crime and culture for the Newport Ensign. Laguna Heat received rave reviews, was produced as a movie and made the New York Times Best Seller list.